Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Let's Talk About Love



Even though Bubby and Bean is a lifestyle blog that focuses on things like design and fashion, you may have noticed that I talk about love a lot.  A couple of weeks ago, I did a round-up of my favorite heart goodies and shared my thoughts on Valentine's day, where I explained that I love the holiday because any day about celebrating love is fine by me. Yesterday I posted free printable note cards that say "Hi, I love you." Last week, when I posted about loss, I told you guys how I tell those I care about that I love them every single time we speak.  And I'm all excited about tomorrow's post, where I'll be sharing the favorite love-themed quotes and sayings of this month's sponsor team. Yes, I know that everyone is talking about love right now because Valentine's Day is this week and love is in the air and all that stuff.  But I talk about love a lot, year round.  Love is my favorite you guys.  I am admittedly a ridiculous romantic who "feels feelings" and talks about feelings and gets inspired by feelings.  And love is the best feeling to feel, at least in my opinion.  I love my friends, my family, and my husband like crazy. 

I had a different post planned for today, but it was pretty involved.  Robbie had another quick two-day break from winter tour to stop at home, and since we can't be together on Valentine's Day, we had decided to celebrate it yesterday evening/night.  My work day started out crazy, and as the day progressed and things were taking longer than I'd anticipated, I started to feel stressed about our plans.  You see, despite my artistic side that is all emo and full of feelings and wears its heart on its sleeve, I'm also a Type A personality who gets trapped in the cycle of workaholism and has trouble walking away from it.  So I told him that maybe we should postpone until next week when he gets to come home for (gasp!) almost two full weeks before leaving again.  He is so (SO) much more easy going than I am, and definitely not as over-the-top romantic/mushy, and he told me that whatever I needed to do was fine. But as I finished other daily work and started on the blog post I'd originally intended for today, I felt distracted by how lucky I was that I had my husband home for the day, and how much I loved him, and how silly it would be for me to cancel our plans so that I could stay up until midnight trying to scratch more and more off of my "to do" list.  So I put the scheduled post on hold.  And I decided to pour some thoughts onto paper (aka my blog editor), and tell you guys why I love love.  And why love is so important.  That would be my post, and my motivation behind it would be that it would (hopefully) inspire me to step away from work and spend the evening with my love.  And it worked.  Maybe it will inspire some of you too.


So anyway.  I promise this will be the cheesiest post you guys will ever read here on Bubby and Bean.  Okay, so I don't promise.  But still.  I know it's a ramble of sentiment and I'm pretty sure I'd hit delete if I went back right now and read it through.  I've noticed that some of my favorite posts on other blogs are those random ones where the blogger just hits pause on the daily routine, and basically writes a letter to her/his readers sharing feelings with hopes of possibly even inspiring those who read it.  Consider this one of those.  It's a note I passed you in class, that I wrote after too much coffee, in a stream of consciousness, talking about love.  You can write me back if you want in the comments, or you can just fold the note up, put it in your pocket, and we'll talk another time.  Either way, thanks for reading.  And three cheers to love!

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13 comments:

  1. hope you had a great time with Robbie. sometimes it is almost better to put away everything and spend time with the ones you love! :)

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  2. Good for you. Glad you took the night off and spent it together. :)

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  3. I was getting stressed out myself about all I want to accomplish before tomorrow night. But you've inspired me to relax and look forward to our first Valentine's since we got married. Thank you!

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  4. I love that you wrote us a note!!! ;-) We all need reminders like this now and then about what's important and I agree that love is the best feeling to feel!!

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  5. There is nothing wrong with loving love and all it has to offer (because it offers us so very much). And I completely understand how it is to have a creative side, yet be Type A personality (I was always right in the middle of all the personality tests taken in high school, and I was teased for that!). One thing I've learned from being a mom and from having a total Type B personality hubby - sometimes you have to live in the moment and forget the To-Do list. If, for some reason, there was no tomorrow, you have to think about how you would want to spend your last day. I had to learn to tell myself that the dishes could wait a little bit, or this could wait, or that could wait. It's hard for us Type As to do that, but it's needed sometimes. =0)
    Hope you had a great time with Robbie, because you both deserve it! And yes, you inspired me for the day too.
    ~Kim

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  6. This is a really great reminder about what's important and the meaning behind Valentine's day. Thank you for sharing. I'd love to get a note from you in class! =)

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  7. Good on you! I'm exactly the same and often find it hard to switch off and stop working but life is too short and we need to keep reminding ourselves that sometimes work can wait! From time to time we just need to stop what were doing and go and hug the person we truly love. I can't wait to have a work free night tonight :) Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

    x Tania

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  8. Hello!
    Interesting blog...
    :) Happy Valentine's day!

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  9. I loved this post! Yes, I like reading your fashion, design, and lifestyle posts, but I also love knowing there is a human behind the blog who feels things the way I feel things. I'm a hopeless romantic, but I also get caught up in workaholism. Glad to know I'm not alone :)

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  10. By the way, I hope your time spent with your husband was really special! <3

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  11. Aw, yay. I'm glad you stepped back and spent some time with Robbie. I plan on doing the same thing tonight, because even though there's a ton of stuff I could work on, I think I should spend the evening with my husband.

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  12. 3 cheers for putting type A on hold, and embracing the moment. that rocks! :)

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